Who says cats are solitary, insular, aloof animals? Think again. This lion loves and adores her human friend.
The love and affection from this lion screams out of the video. I recently wrote an article about a Times journo who believes that cats can’t be as good as a companion as dogs and yet here we have a lion showing true interspecies companionship on a grand scale.
I suppose we have to accept that the lion is the only wild cat who lives in groups but the domestic cat can also live in groups (colonies) and make friends.
The man is Jonathan Hawkins. He is a teacher living in South Korea. The video was filmed in Botswana, Africa. I believe he cares for this lion.